§ 17. Mr. O'Hara
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what consultations she has held on the renewal of United Kingdom membership of UNESCO. 
§ Clare Short
I met Mr. Mayor, UNESCO's Director-General, in London on 2 June. I will follow this up with a visit to UNESCO on 1 July and take the opportunity to meet the UK staff of the organisation. My officials had an initial meeting with the United Nations Association and the Friends of UNESCO on 18 June.
§ Mr. Foulkes
I refer the hon. Member to the replies my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Development gave to the hon. Member for Richmond Park (Dr. Tonge),Hansard 2 June 1997, column 26, and to the right hon. and learned Member for Sleaford and North Hykeham (Mr. Hogg), Hansard 20 May 1997, column 37.